Netherlands, Amsterdam

Migration and Integration: Refugees, Rights & Realities

when 9 July 2017 - 21 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1200

Europe is faced with the largest influx of immigrants since decolonization. Seemingly unprepared, European nations have struggled to handle the new reality. Even the free movement of people, long considered the foundation of European cooperation, has come under threat.
How should European nations deal with the recent mass migration? Can irreparable damage to the European project be avoided? Or should the recent migration be used as a catalyst for new forms of cooperation? And what about the immigrants themselves? Are they interested to permanently settle in Europe? If so, How can they, given their diverse backgrounds, be integrated best into the European society?
This interdisciplinary two-week course introduces students to key issues in the legal, (geo)political, sociological and anthropological analysis of migration. It enables students to understand context in which the recent influx of migrants takes place, the social change this triggers and the efforts needed to successfully integrate the newcomers.

Course leader

Evelien van Roemburg
Evelien is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science at the University of Amsterdam, where she is specialised in conflict studies, refugee studies and the United Nations. She is also the coord

Target group

Applicants for this summer course must be at least undergraduate (Bachelor) students entering their 3rd or 4th year. A minimum of a 2.75 GPA is required.
Students from any major are welcome to apply but at least one class in the social sciences is required. A general interest in the social sciences and an open mind are necessary.
Graduate students and professionals are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants from non-social science backgrounds should make clear in their motivation letter why they believe they qualify for the programme.

Course aim

How can Europe deal with the Thousands of migrants that have recently arrived? This course aims to strengthen student’s understanding of the issues surrounding migration and integration. It does so from various perspectives, ranging from crisis management and geopolitics, to international migration law and anthropology.

Fee info

EUR 1200: The tuition fee includes:
lunch on class days
all reading materials
access to course materials on Blackboard
excursions and site visits
Farewell drinks
certificate of attendance
credit students also receive a transcript
The tuition fee does not include travel to and from Amsterdam nor housing.
EUR 425: Housing fee


U21/LERU Partial Scholarship
If your university is a member of the Universitas 21 network and/or LERU network then you may be eligible for a partial scholarship of €500. You must also be a current student at that university when you apply for the summ

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